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BALTIMORE – The Family League of Baltimore City announced today that it is issuing an RFP inviting community based organizations to apply for up to $600,000 in funding to support research-based programs that will improve educational outcomes for preK, kindergarten, first grade and high school students at selected city Community Resource Schools (CRS). This funding has been allocated by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in Baltimore City’s FY 2014 budget as part of her Better School Priority Outcomes. To read more about this exciting opportunity Click here.
The Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council has teamed up with SparkAction to find the best and the brightest young people and youth councils in America. We are building a knowledge and story bank about the ways that young people’s input helps improve policies. In addition to profiling effective Youth Councils and individual young people (members of Councils or independents) who are influencing policies and local practice, we’re recognizing them for what they are – the Top Young Leaders of Today.
Are there superstars in your city or state that are changing government for the better? If you know someone who fits that description, we want to hear from you. The more the better! Just use this form to nominate a youth council, yourself or someone else for the amazing work they – or you – are doing.
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BALTIMORE – Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined today by Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Andrés Alonso, President & CEO of Family League Jonathon Rondeau, and other dignitaries to announce the winner of the spring Mayor’s Attendance Campaign competition. The ninth grade students at W. E. B. DuBois High School won the award by increasing their average daily attendance for the period from March 1 to April 5 from 63.42 percent average daily attendance last year to 74.05 percent average daily attendance this year—an increase of nearly eleven percentage points. To read more click here.
Baltimore City plans to serve 2 million free meals this summer to children who would otherwise have little to eat. To read this article in the article in the Baltimore Sun Click here.
BALTIMORE – Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other officials kicked off the city’s summer meals program and other summer activities today at the launch of Baltimore City Super Summer at the John Eager Howard Recreation Center. This is the second summer for the initiative which connects youth in Baltimore City with meals, reading, and other fun activities during the summer. To read more Click here.
Jonathon Rondeau, president and CEO, Family League of Baltimore, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2013. Rondeau, a resident of Baltimore, is one of 52 accomplished and talented Maryland leaders selected to participate in the eight-month program. Leadership Maryland is one of 34 state leadership programs nationwide and has graduated over 900 statewide leaders. To read more click here
The Board of the Family League of Baltimore City is pleased to announce that Jonathon Rondeau has been selected as the new president and CEO of the organization. To read more Click Here.
If you’ve heard more in the past year than ever before about the role that grit and resiliency play in student achievement, that might be “a response to No Child Left Behind and this narrow focus on standardized testing,” Angela Duckworth suggests. To read more Click Here .
Three Baltimore schools have extended their school day by three hours, using a national program that has boosted achievement in other urban districts and has been hailed as a way to make American students competitive in the 21st century. To read more Click here.
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